Senior Wins Regional Science Title

Saumil Bandyopadhyay ('13) has been declared the winner of the Siemens Regional Final held at Georgia Tech Nov. 15 -18. Bandyopadhyay will now advance to the national finals where he will compete with the five grand winners from the other five regions for the $100,000 award.

Bandyopadhyay is pictured with the Chief Executive Officer and President of Siemens Government Technologies, the chief judge and the chairman of Siemens Foundation.The Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition is one of two most prestigious science competitions in the nation.

The Siemens Foundation chooses about 300 regional semifinalists from six regions and then shortlists five individuals and five teams from each region to advance to the regional finals. 
Regional semifinalists receive assorted prizes, regional finalists additionally receive a bronze medal and $1,000 while national finalists at this stage additionally receive a silver medal and $3,000.
Bandyopadhyay's project invented a novel light and radioactive particle detector whose infrared light detection capability exceeds by ten times that of the best reported in the literature. This work has been published in two peer-reviewed journal papers and one more is currently under review.